Isaac Laroche is cursed. All he wants to do is hide out and feel sorry for himself. Never mind that he got caught sleeping with his seventeen-year-old piano student, or that he abandoned her when the truth was exposed.
Isaac’s feisty high school sweetheart has different plans. Heather Swann has returned to their hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to regroup after breaking up with her troll of a fiancé. She’s restless and looking for a diversion, but she bites off more than she can chew when she sets her sights on rehabilitating Isaac with her unorthodox sexual, mental, and physical plans.
The two quickly reconnect, but their happiness is threatened by family secrets, old vendettas and the death of a beloved father-figure.
Can Heather handle Isaac’s baggage, or will her own come back to haunt them both?
Can you tell us your name and the title of the book you live in?
My name is Heather Swann and I’m a character in Stephanie Lawton’s book, Need. It’s a pleasure to meet you.
Describe to our readers your role in the book.
Goodness, that’s a toughie. I probably come off as a bipolar dominatrix hidden under a sweet Southern belle, but really, I’m just a girl.
How did you convince your author to put you in this book? For example, did you visit a dream or make yourself known some other way?
I had a small part in the first book in the series, Want, but I wanted a bigger part in this companion novel. I reasoned with Steph and she agreed that Isaac would only open up to someone he already knew and somewhat trusted, et voila! I was the perfect solution.
Is your author easy to work with or controlling?
She and I are a lot alike in some ways, so she had fun with me. We worked well together and I wouldn’t mind sharing a brain with her again in the future. (Secretly, I think she has a girl crush on me.) *winks*
Would you tell us about one of your favorite friends from this book?
I don’t really have many friends. I tend to keep people at arm’s length. Read the book and you’ll understand why. I guess Isaac is my only real friend.
What would you like our readers to know about you?
I have good intentions and like I said in Need, I use my powers of persuasion for good, not evil (unlike some people).
Did you learn anything during your adventure in this book?
That’s awfully spoilery, don’t you think? Come closer if you dare and I’ll whisper the answer in your ear …
Can you tell us what you think is the most exciting thing that happened to you in your book?
Okay, seriously, that’s way too spoilery. Don’t make me hurt you. Unless you’re into that sort of thing ...
Is there anything in your story you wish you hadn’t done? Why?
No. I regret nothing.
What was your main motivation?
A desire for justice and acceptance. Yeah, that sounds like a Miss America answer, but it’s mostly true. In order to be completely true, I’d have to add in some revenge.
Introduce us to your main adversary?
If you’ve read Want, then you’ve already met her.
Is there anything you would like to have done but your author stopped you?
Good grief, I got away with so much crazy stuff! Steph totally got out of my way and let me do my thing.
Here's your chance to speak your mind. What do you want to tell everybody?
Don’t be afraid to take chances.
Letting my family control me for so long.
Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Mmmm, I’d be invading someone’s privacy and breaking several laws if I admitted that. Let’s just say it involved a lot of leather and latex.
If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be, where, and why?
I already have a tattoo. If you ask nicely, I might show it to you.
I don’t have time to read much, but I do love The Angel by Tiffany Reisz.
Someone asks you to go skydiving. What’s your answer?
If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be doing?
I’d either be a good little house wifey or I’d be working in the adult industry.
If they were to name a crayon color after you, what would it be?
Were you easy or hard to write?
Super easy. (Snicker and I’ll claw out your eyes.)
Absolute worst thing you’ve ever done?
I once poked pinholes in my college roommate’s condoms. She was a bitch and deserved it.
Detail about yourself that’s not in your book?
I had a twin brother who died in the womb.
Stephanie Lawton suddenly awoke in the deepest reaches of the Deep South. Culture shock inspired her to write about Mobile, Alabama, her adopted city, and all the ways Southern culture, history and attitudes seduce the unsuspecting.
A lover of all things gothic, she can often be spotted photographing old cemeteries, historic buildings and, ironically, the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast. She also has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles.
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